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Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur Reverse

You would need around 8,256.50RM (82,824.87฿) in Kuala Lumpur to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 85,000.00฿ in Bangkok (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

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Consumer Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 3.51% higher than in Bangkok
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kuala Lumpur are 2.56% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 14.57% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 14.24% higher than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 8.65% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Kuala Lumpur is 83.09% higher than in Bangkok

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  Bangkok  Kuala Lumpur      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 60.00 ฿     80.25 ฿      +33.75 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 ฿     551.73 ฿      -8.04 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 145.00 ฿     120.38 ฿      -16.98 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 60.00 ฿     100.31 ฿      +67.19 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 100.00 ฿     120.38 ฿      +20.38 %
Cappuccino (regular) 63.11 ฿     95.14 ฿      +50.77 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 17.44 ฿     21.65 ฿      +24.17 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 9.56 ฿     12.94 ฿      +35.34 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 47.64 ฿     61.22 ฿      +28.50 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 33.58 ฿     29.98 ฿      -10.71 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 42.14 ฿     38.01 ฿      -9.80 %
Eggs (12) 58.08 ฿     45.01 ฿      -22.49 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 503.64 ฿     343.58 ฿      -31.78 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 116.08 ฿     109.58 ฿      -5.60 %
Apples (1kg) 75.82 ฿     82.02 ฿      +8.19 %
Oranges (1kg) 63.18 ฿     79.31 ฿      +25.53 %
Tomato (1kg) 48.75 ฿     35.67 ฿      -26.82 %
Potato (1kg) 61.09 ฿     31.64 ฿      -48.20 %
Lettuce (1 head) 35.55 ฿     29.83 ฿      -16.08 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.48 ฿     22.61 ฿      +37.21 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 ฿     501.57 ฿      -16.40 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 50.00 ฿     85.27 ฿      +70.53 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 94.12 ฿     118.43 ฿      +25.84 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 90.00 ฿     116.37 ฿      +29.29 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25.00 ฿     20.06 ฿      -19.75 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 900.00 ฿     1,003.15 ฿      +11.46 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿     30.09 ฿      -14.02 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 5.00 ฿     11.54 ฿      +130.72 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 ฿     250.79 ฿      +150.79 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 38.70 ฿     20.87 ฿      -46.07 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 700,000.00 ฿     1,504,720.43 ฿      +114.96 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 2,818.61 ฿     1,515.97 ฿      -46.22 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.75 ฿     2.79 ฿      +59.60 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 640.96 ฿     1,449.27 ฿      +126.11 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,770.23 ฿     1,665.22 ฿      -5.93 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 390.00 ฿     231.84 ฿      -40.55 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 180.00 ฿     135.42 ฿      -24.76 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,793.75 ฿     2,596.95 ฿      +44.78 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,438.33 ฿     1,905.98 ฿      +32.51 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 2,743.75 ฿     2,978.47 ฿      +8.55 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 2,928.57 ฿     2,667.97 ฿      -8.90 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 20,928.91 ฿     24,019.80 ฿      +14.77 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,366.67 ฿     13,421.41 ฿      +29.47 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 55,049.75 ฿     40,310.67 ฿      -26.77 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 27,900.00 ฿     19,927.38 ฿      -28.58 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 108,125.00 ฿     95,481.41 ฿      -11.69 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 67,692.31 ฿     49,563.14 ฿      -26.78 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 21,995.80 ฿     39,241.38 ฿      +78.40 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.25     5.08      -18.80 %
 
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